North Strong Collective was recently featured in the Western Gazette in an article by Charlie O'Connor Clarke:
The financial burdens associated with high-level sports is crippling to many of Canada's Olympic hopefuls. So much training and preparation is required that some athletes struggle to find the funds to help keep themselves afloat.
Take, for example, Western University grad Kristen Bujnowski: she graduated in 2015 with a degree in both mechanical engineering and kinesiology. After a career as both a track runner and rower at Western, Bujnowski decided to try bobsledding for the first time mid-2017.
Suddenly, Bujnowski has competed for Canada in eight Bobsleigh World Cup events and was recently named an alternate member of the Canadian national bobsleigh team, slated to compete in the Pyeongchang Olympics this month. She's now trying to balance high-level training with a job as an engineer, which is no mean feat.
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